Around the Peninsula

Posted: Friday, April 14, 2006

Section name change contest ends today

The Peninsula Clarion is looking to rename its arts and entertainment section, and wants help from our readers. The name may be more than one word and should incorporate all aspects of the arts and entertainment, including painting, sculpting, crafts, music, acting, movies, television, books, video games and hobbies.

The winner will receive dinner for two.

The deadline for submissions is today at 6 p.m. Submissions must include your name, address and phone number and may be e-mailed to, faxed “attention newsroom” to (907) 283-3299 or dropped off at the Clarion office between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. today at 150 Trading Bay in Kenai. For more information, call 283-7551.

PROPS committee to meet

The Cook Inlet Regional Citizen Advisory Council’s PROPS Committee will meet at 10 a.m. today at the Cook Inlet RCAC office, 910 Highland Ave. in Kenai. The public is invited. For more information or an agenda, call (800) 652-7222 or 283-7222.

Wildfire preparedness training set

The Alaska Division of Forestry, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and Kenai Peninsula Borough Citizen Corps Program will host free wildfire preparedness training from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the Kenai River Center on Funny River Road.

Topics will be wildfire behavior, methods for assessing and reducing wildfire risks on your property, evacuation planning for families, pets and neighborhoods and methods for pretreating and defending your home. Preregistration is required. For more information, call 262-2098 or e-mail

Community chili feed set to dish

A free community chili feed will be held from 12:30 to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Kenai Peninsula Food Bank. This will be a senior civics project for Nathaniel Peck.

Spaghetti fundraiser scheduled

The Cook Inlet Lions Club of Nikiski will host a spaghetti feed fundraiser and Chinese auction at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Kenai Elks Lodge. The proceeds will go toward costs incurred by the Showalter family, who were injured in a car accident, which resulted in the death of their son.

The cost of admission is $10 for adults, $5 for children ages 5 to 12 and senior citizens. Children under 5 are admitted free.

For more information, call 283-4518.

Miners set to dig in

The Alaska Miners Association will meet from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday at Kenai Peninsula College in Room 101. Certified professional geologist Nicholas Van Wych will present information on how to stake claims, the permitting process and record keeping. For more information, call Kenneth Lee at 776-5173 or e-mail him at

Easter egg hunt planned

A community Easter egg hunt will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday at Izaak Walton Campground in Sterling. Children are reminded to bring a basket and wear boots.

Tax relief dinner slated

The Kenai Eagles Aerie No. 3525 will host a spaghetti diner from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at 5765 of the Kenai Spur Highway (between Kenai and Soldotna). The cost is $5 a plate.

For more information, call Marcus Haynes at 252-4900.

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